Off-Road Racer B.J. Baldwin Involved In Deadly Shooting

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B.J. Baldwin, shown here in 2013 during the Baja 1,000, was involved in a deadly shooting on Wednesday in Las Vegas. (File Photo)
B.J. Baldwin, shown here in 2013 during the Baja 1,000, was involved in a deadly shooting on Wednesday in Las Vegas. (File Photo)

LAS VEGAS — Two-time Baja 1,000 winner B.J. Baldwin was involved in a shooting that left one man dead Wednesday in Las Vegas.

According to multiple media reports, Baldwin and his girlfriend were having dinner at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant when two men reportedly approached the couple as they sat in their vehicle around 2 a.m.

Shortly thereafter an argument started, which resulted in a gunfight between the two parties that left one of the two men that approached Baldwin and his girlfriend dead at the scene. The second man fled the scene of the shooting.

According to a press release issued by Baldwin Motorsports, Baldwin is cooperating with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and the District Attorney’s office during the investigation. According to a report from 8NewsNow in Las Vegas, Baldwin has a valid concealed weapons permit.

Baldwin is a veteran off-road racer who captured the overall victory in the Baja 1,000 in back-to-back years in 2012-’13 and captured the 2011 running of the Mint 400.